There has never been a better time to pursue a career in health

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[:en]Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world have celebrated the hard work of healthcare heroes. Doctors, nurses and all kinds of frontline workers are being recognised for their efforts to treat those suffering with the illness. But we have also been reminded of the critical importance of the health industry as a whole – from public health experts to the people who keep our healthcare systems working efficiently.

The health industry is constantly changing and improving to reflect the changes of the world. The challenge of the world’s growing population means a growing demand for healthcare. People are also living longer, and this ageing population has greater healthcare needs. Advances in medical science create new opportunities every day, and global efforts to improve health coverage mean that health services are also spreading in parts of the world that were once unserved.

And just like COVID-19, these changes and challenges call for more than just doctors and nurses. The world needs health professionals to provide leadership and management for healthcare services. There is also demand for health promotion expertise and nutrition expertise to lead prevention initiatives, to improve public health and alleviate the pressure from the rise of chronic health conditions.

The global health industry has experienced strong growth over recent years. That is expected to continue in countries like Australia in the aftermath of the pandemic, thanks to increased government funding and greater interest in health and wellbeing. Health offers a stable career path in an industry that helps to improve lives every day – so how can you take advantage of these opportunities?

Whatever stage of your career you are in, right now is a great time to consider upskilling through further study. Postgraduate health degrees offer practicing health professionals a pathway to reach the next level of their career. They are also a great opportunity for people looking for a career change, or those wanting to build on an undergraduate degree in health or another study area, to enter this booming global health industry.

Learn from the best at Deakin
Deakin University, Australia, offers masters degrees in health that provide you with a qualification tailored to meet both your needs and the demands of the health systems of the future. You can advance your career by studying health management and leadership, public health, health promotion or health economics at Deakin.

Deakin University has an impressive global reputation across a range of health disciplines. Deakin is home to the largest health economics team in Australia, and its teaching and research staff are leaders in their field. Deakin is also ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for public health (ShanghaiRankings).

As a Deakin student, you will benefit from innovative teaching, highly ranked degrees and world-class facilities. Industry placements give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and explore career options. The university provides a range of work placement opportunities, from internships to community-based volunteering, specifically designed to enhance your experience of the workplace and make you more employable when you graduate.

Postgraduate health degrees that open doors to the health industry

  • Master of Health EconomicsBuild you expertise in this area of growing global importance – this degree gives you detailed knowledge of healthcare finance, economics, policies and development.
  • Master of Public HealthThis degree will equip you with strategies and practical techniques to actively address health challenges, prevent disease and promote good health globally or locally.
  • Master of Health PromotionThis degree delivers the knowledge and skills you will need to develop health promotion programs that educate and empower people to live healthy lives.
  • Master of Health and Human Services ManagementThis degree focuses on business and management issues within health. It is perfect for healthcare workers seeking management roles, or managers looking to move into the health sector.
  • Master of Nutrition and Population HealthThis degree develops your knowledge of nutrition and diet and how they can serve as key measures to prevent disease and help people live healthier, happier lives.

Deakin scholarship opportunities for Singaporean students
Deakin is committed to helping students achieve their full potential. The Deakin Singapore Health Bursary is a 20% scholarship for high-achieving international students applying for certain undergraduate or postgraduate health degrees. Students from Singapore who apply to study the the degrees listed above are automatically assessed for eligibility – there is no need to apply for the scholarship separately.

Deakin also offers a wide range of other scholarships to support students – including two major scholarships specifically for international students.

Explore your future in health
Deakin’s postgraduate health degrees will help you get ahead in the health industry. We are ready to help you take the next step.[:]

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